Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Day has Arrived!!!

I can not believe that my little boy is starting day care tomorrow morning for the first time. It seems like only yesterday he was this little baby drooling all over me (well he still drools, LOL). But I miss those days. I miss when he was younger, even though I love him so much now, with how he learns so fast. I just miss knowing that he was a baby and that time would go slow. But not anymore, time has flown by and he is this little toddler that has found that he can climb just about anything. What he doesn't realize is that when you can't hold on any longer, the crash to the floor really hurts. But he knows that once he starts crying momma and daddy will come running and put his head on our shoulders to soothe him. Yeah he has us wrapped around his cute little fingers. But he still knows who is the boss...............He is!!!!!

It will be very difficult to just leave him there, but we have been leaving him in Day Care at the nursery at church and even though he is only there 1 1/2 hours, he has done very well and has adapted. So we pray that this adjustment will be a smooth one as well. We understand if it isn't and he needs time, we will be there as we should to offer him that comfort.

Well just a quick update of our quickly growing boy. I have not updated this part in a while. But he is now a parrot. He repeats everything we say, which 99% of the time is great, just trying to stop that 1% that he hears things and repeats that he shouldn't, but it is still cute to hear him at times.

He started counting, with help, to 20 this week. He repeats the ABC's and you have to hear how he says the letters, it is so cute. He sounds as if he has a Spanish accent. He knows his whole face and almost all his body parts in English & Spanish. Man he is already advanced more than his daddy.

Just kind of sad that my boy is growing so fast, kind of want him to stay a baby, but at the same time enjoying every moment with him. Can't wait for his second birthday, gonna be a blast!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Vacation Just About Over

Well my six month vacation is just about over. I finally start work again on October 13, 2007 for the local Post Office. It has been a trying six months, one with much confusion and uncertainty, but at the same time, just leaning on God for all that we desired. Being unemployed allowed me the time to spend with my son Christopher, the most exhilarating 6 months of my life. Just watching him grow and learn new things was well worth it. And I know that it seemed as if I may have been lazy and not wanting to work, but I actually was looking for work, just a bit harder down here. But all seems to be getting better and I owe that all to God. He kept me focused and allowed me the time to appreciate all that he has given us and at the same time be humble about it. Never boast or brag about what we have, just be thankful for what he has given us and if it is in his plans to answer any more of our prayers, then it is just another blessing from him.

I recently had a friend tell me that, "I make it hard to be friends with" and that "it isn't all about me". All I can say to that is that I am sorry if he feels that way, I am just a bit confused about what he said. I always feel that I try very hard to be there for my friends and family in time of need, that I never try and boast or brag about all that God has done in my life, but I share maybe to be an encouragement to others, maybe that they would look to God for their own transgressions and know that God will honor their faith in him. It bothered me a bit, those few words, because if I failed to be a good friend to him, then I failed God. I didn't do all that God has called me to do and that is Love one another. Even if I have disagreements with someone, I am called as a Christian to show love to those that are brought into my life.

Well all I can do is leave that relationship in God's hands and allow him to work it out. What I have no control over, I can not change with my own hands, God will take over and take care of it.

Well I am just so excited about finally getting things done and being able to contribute even more to the home, Lina and Christopher. Plans have been on hold because of me not working, but now we can focus and get things done. Thank You God for all that you do, for answering prayers and allowing us to go through things so that it may strengthen our faith in you.

God please bless all those that read this Blog. God please answer all of their prayers so that their faith in you will continue to grow and that their testimony may be a blessing to those they come in contact with.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Dadda's Way of Cleaning

How do you think I get my housework done.

Family Time ends a Great August

My mom and Step-dad came to visit us from August 10 - August 19. It was a great month of August having my family come and check us out. It has been a bit rough still getting used to the fact that we are no longer in NY and that family isn't that close any longer. But we are making the best of it and just watching Christopher grow and knowing what opportunities he will have here, just makes it feel alright.

We started the weekend in Miami visiting my sister Vanessa and her boyfriend Neal. I had never been to Miami Beach. AHHHH the water at the beach was awesome. So Clear, so warm so Blue/green, Ocean Drive was an adventure, nice place to visit wouldn't go all the time. Bayside, the seaport version of NY's South Street Seaport, was really nice and cozy. Spanish music playing and boats and people everywhere. The busyness kind of reminded me of NY.

It was an all around great weekend and great time with my family. Wish it could be that way all the time, but I know that eventually they will all be closer to us and we will then be spoiled.

Ahhhh the Beautiful Beach.

Neal, Vanessa & Christopher.

The whole family at a Ocean Drive spot.

Me & Lina showing off the tans.

Christopher and his modeling pose.

Man we are all dark.

Nana & Christopher.

Papa & Christopher.